January 24, 2016
This first message of this series on Ephesians introduces the setting, theme, and main characters of Paul's letter to the church in Ephesus.
January 17, 2016
In this final message of theis miniseries, we ask the question: "Are we (the church) any different from other groups of nice people?". God's word is like a mirror, showing us our true selves, and the only sane response is to do something about what we see. However, we quite often leave deluding ourselves.
January 10, 2016
This message focuses on looking forward by embracing a life of "Up. In. Out." We are to grow in trusting God by reflecting His image back to Him (Up), to one another (In), and to the world around us (Out). This journey of trust is exemplified by four episodes from the life of Abraham.
January 3, 2016
This second of this mini-series talks about looking forward, pressing on, spiritual growth, avoiding perfectionism, and embracing grace-based goal setting. Because of the Gospel of Grace, we are freed to try! And our lives now really matter. This message specifically covers WOTYs and BHAGGs (Words Of The Year and Big, Hairy, Audacious, God-sezed Goals).
December 27, 2015
This message began a special mini-series on looking back and looking forward - talking about Word Of The Year (WOTY) and a gospel-centered approach to goals and spiritual growth. This first week we talked about "Looking Back" and reflecting on your WOTY and growth this year.
December 20, 2015
This final advent reading and sermonette was given during the evening New Hope Christmas Celebration family service. The advent reading was done by the Bomars (via video from South Korea) and the sermonette was about the inconvenience of Christmas.
December 20, 2015
This advent message focuses on Jesus being our Prince of Peace. On His shoulders alone rest the burden -- the authority and ability -- to bring about true world peace: shalom.
December 13, 2015
This third message of this Advent series focuses on another prophesied name of the promised Messiah: Jesus as Everlasting Father. Jesus is the caring King who brings stability to our lives.
December 6, 2015
This second message of the Advent sermon series focuses on another name of the prophesied Messiah: Mighty God. Jesus is the Mighty God who gives us strength and courage. He became weak so we could become strong.
November 29, 2015
This first message of Advent and this new message series focuses on how Jesus is a gift to us and how He is our "Wonderful Counselor."